July 2012 Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada


Jeep Wrangler

From two Jeeps on Canada’s list of the 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in June, Chrysler’s SUV brand doubled its best-selling nameplate total in July by adding the 17th-ranked Compass and 19th-ranked Patriot.

The sole premium brand utility vehicle in the top 20 in July was not the Lexus RX, as it was last month. BMW’s X1 finished 20th among SUVs/CUVs in July 2012. Sales rose 74% year-over-year.

2013 Ford Escape side view

Half of the vehicles on this list of the 20 most popular SUVs in Canada wear American badges, including three in the top three. Despite the bad press that often arrives with recalls, the Ford Escape posted a year-over-year gain of 14% and outsold its nearest rival, the Dodge Journey, at a rate of 1.6-to-1 in July. The Honda CR-V, Canada’s second-ranked SUV through seven months, fell to fourth spot in July, as it trailed the surging Ford Edge by one unit.

GoodCarBadCar published July’s list of Canada’s 20 best-selling cars earlier this morning. The U.S. version of this post can be viewed here. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these SUVs can be found by accessing the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Below, Canada’s 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers from July 2012.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
4941 + 14.3% 23,999 – 12.7%
#2
Dodge Journey
3148 + 0.8% 17,744 – 7.5%
#3
Ford Edge
2350 + 44.1% 12,437 + 31.7%
#4
Honda CR-V
2349 + 89.4% 20,403 + 49.3%
#5
Jeep Wrangler
2205 + 15.9% 12,307 + 20.9%
#6
Toyota RAV4
2190 + 49.3% 14,409 + 12.2%
#7
Hyundai Santa Fe
2067 – 23.7% 13,336 – 14.5%
#8
Hyundai Tucson
1940 + 71.5% 9142 – 5.1%
#9
Chevrolet Equinox
1905 + 8.2% 12,756 – 8.5%
#10
Kia Sorento
1511 + 2.4% 7942 – 7.8%
#11
Jeep Grand Cherokee
1304 + 39.5% 6359 + 6.7%
#12
GMC Terrain
1168 + 16.3% 6960 – 5.7%
#13
Ford Explorer
965 + 18.3% 6047 + 9.9%
#14
Mazda CX-5
960 —– 6876 —–
#15
Nissan Rogue
953 + 7.2% 9532 + 38.0%
#16
Kia Sportage
842 – 6.7% 5079 + 14.9%
#17
Jeep Compass
740 + 6.5% 3736 – 9.7%
#18
Subaru Forester
733 + 24.4% 4326 – 7.4%
#19
Jeep Patriot
658 – 20.6% 4253 – 15.7%
#20
BMW X1
619 + 73.9% 3716 + 206%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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